Spinach Pie - Börek (Turkish Food)

Spinach Pie - Börek (Turkish Food)

This is a popular pie-style Turkish food. This version of börek has spinach and cheese.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Spring roll wrappers
2 bags
1 bag
Easy melting cheese
150 g
1 and 1/2 cup
Vegetable oil
2 tablespoons
Black sesame seeds
a small amount
2 teaspoons
1/2 teaspoon


1. Cut the spinach into 1 cm pieces and finely chop the onions.
2. Heat some oil (not listed) in a pan and sauté the onions.
3. Add the spinach on top of the onions. Season with salt and pepper. Continue stir-frying until crumbly.
4. Mix the egg, milk, vegetable oil, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
5. Grease a baking dish with oil and line with a spring roll wrapper. Brush the top with the egg mixture using a brush. Repeat this step 3 times.
6. Shred up spring roll wrappers and top Step 5 with them. Coat well with the egg mixture. Repeat Steps 5 and 6 about 2 or 3 times.
7. Top Step 6 with the mixture from Step 3, then smooth the surface. Top with cheese.
8. Top with the remaining spring roll wrappers in the same manner as in Steps 5-6, then top the final layer with Step 4 egg mixture. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
9. Bake in an oven at 200℃ for about 20 minutes until the surface has browned.

Story Behind this Recipe

"Börek" is the generic name for Turkish pies.
There's various kinds of these pies, but this is the most popular.
In Turkey, they use flatbread, but in Japan, I make do with spring roll wrappers.